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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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Health Insurance Coverage for Those Employed for Wages (Age under 65)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,878 6,767 81.2 79.7-82.5 1,111 18.8 17.5-20.3
-Piedmont NC 4,575 4,005 82.8 80.9-84.5 570 17.2 15.5-19.1
GENDER
Male 1,850 1,587 79.8 76.8-82.4 263 20.2 17.6-23.2
Female 2,725 2,418 86.5 84.5-88.3 307 13.5 11.7-15.5
RACE
White 3,439 3,151 89.3 87.5-90.8 288 10.7 9.2-12.5
African American 806 664 78.3 73.7-82.3 142 21.7 17.7-26.3
Other Minorities 312 173 46.6 39.1-54.2 139 53.4 45.8-60.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 311 132 34.4 27.9-41.5 179 65.6 58.5-72.1
Non-Hispanic 4,263 3,872 88.9 87.3-90.2 391 11.1 9.8-12.7
AGE
18-24 238 165 62.6 54.1-70.4 73 37.4 29.6-45.9
25-34 961 772 76.6 72.7-80.0 189 23.4 20.0-27.3
35-44 1,360 1,195 85.6 82.5-88.3 165 14.4 11.7-17.5
45-54 1,230 1,142 92.9 90.8-94.5 88 7.1 5.5- 9.2
55-64 786 731 92.5 89.5-94.7 55 7.5 5.3-10.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 399 224 45.2 38.4-52.1 175 54.8 47.9-61.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,214 1,007 77.5 73.7-80.8 207 22.5 19.2-26.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,149 1,032 86.1 82.2-89.2 117 13.9 10.8-17.8
College Graduate 1,811 1,741 95.9 94.5-97.0 70 4.1 3.0- 5.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 181 65 36.3 27.1-46.6 116 63.7 53.4-72.9
$15,000- 24,999 617 411 53.7 47.5-59.8 206 46.3 40.2-52.5
$25,000- 34,999 588 493 75.5 69.0-81.1 95 24.5 18.9-31.0
$35,000- 49,999 760 717 93.1 89.8-95.4 43 6.9 4.6-10.2
$50,000-74,999 846 819 95.8 93.6-97.3 27 4.2 2.7- 6.4
$75,000+ 1,198 1,181 98.6 97.6-99.2 17 1.4 0.8- 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 722 612 79.0 73.9-83.3 110 21.0 16.7-26.1
No 3,719 3,282 83.9 81.9-85.7 437 16.1 14.3-18.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 384 353 91.4 87.2-94.4 31 8.6 5.6-12.8
Non-Veteran 4,186 3,647 81.9 79.9-83.7 539 18.1 16.3-20.1

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* Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 and employed for wages included

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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